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Are you obese or overweight?
Stop worrying and find out first

The worst thing you can do is to be in doubt about where you stand.  So the next step you can take is to measure your BMI or body mass index.  This is an excellent indicator of what you need to do next.  In any case it is always best to consult a doctor.   

If you want to use a BMI calculator in British units (pounds and inches), please click here.

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Your BMI

BMI  Normal BMI Range 
20-26 Desirable for most middle-aged adults. Nonsmokers with a consistent BMI within this range have the lowest risk of disease and premature death. In this category, weight gain can be avoided through moderate eating habits and exercise. 
27-29 Moderately overweight, carries a slightly increased risk of weight-related health problems, such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, heart disease and adult-onset diabetes. People in this group have the hardest decision to make about reducing, given the potential health risks of weight loss. To prevent the development of weight-related health problems, most people in this category should avoid gaining additional pounds by adopting a low-fat diet and a routine of regular exercise. Weight loss for cosmetic reasons is very common here.
30-40 Truly overweight, the risk of developing heart disease and other weight-related conditions rises sharply. Most people should lose weight in this category. Adult-onset diabetics in this category should definitely reduce, since blood-sugar control improves with weight loss.
More than 40 Severely overweight, you are in great danger of dying early. 80% eat in frequent binges. Secret eating is common. Best weight loss technique is often a fasting diet. Benefits of losing weight clearly outstrip any dangers. 


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